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by Chris Rice
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Signs of life here as I've noticed that the cover photo on FB for the 2021 event has been updated twice in the last couple of days and the dates given on the website are 15-31 January 2021 with a note to say further details coming soon.
by Chris Rice
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 917
Views: 43490

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:45 pm
John Sellen wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:04 pm
But only a lone Rook
I found only one Queen on the grading list.
Sadly no Vicars or Pawns.
There is one Mate which is not difficult to find.
by Chris Rice
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 97
Views: 5553

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

This was the formal announcement of the cancellation from Mick Riding on FB. Fair to say I guess he was pretty upset after all the efforts that were put in to get the tournament running: "I am sorry to have to tell you North Tyneside Council have advised we cannot go ahead with the congress against ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

I remember Dennis Hemsley, the late great IoM organiser and lighthouse keeper telling me that due to the Gulf stream it had never snowed in the Isle of Man. Always wondered whether that was actually true! No To be fair to Dennis the conversation I had with him was in 1997 so he would have been unaw...
by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

OK David, my bad and thanks for pointing that out. I think the one I posted up was the one Simon was referring to as well as it had the two byes in it. The ECForum will therefore have to wait a little longer before they can witness this epic event. Shame its in term time as I would have been tempted...
by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 97
Views: 5553

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Mick Riding sent a message via FB: "Northumberland Congress Sep 25/27. Ten days to go and we are still very much 'Go'. 63 entries and more are in transit. Some of you will be waiting to the last possible minute - we fully understand that in the circumstance. But if you can make that leap of faith 's...
by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 917
Views: 43490

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Bundesliga is back in Karlsruhe and the Chess 24 show starts at 1pm today. The two top players are Caruana and Aronian and the plexiglass is in place:

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by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Round 1 . Henrik Fabri 2035 (w) v Paul Smith 1735 (b) – 300 Howard Dobson 1728 (w) v Neil Davies 1945 (b) – 217 Sanjay Gumireddy 1900 (w) v Brian Woodard 1668 (b) – 232 John Griffin 1570 (w) v Zahed Miah 1855 (b) – 285 Glenn Cross 1773 (w) v Vince Hodgson 1563 (b) – 210 Ben Bosworth 1383 (w) v John...
by Chris Rice
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 16707

Re: Dave Rumens

From the October 1975 Southampton tournament, again courtesy of Murray Chandler. Dave beat Murray and Julian Hodgson in the same tournament and still didn't manage to win it! These weekenders were something else back in the day. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119087017_101583708661136...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 917
Views: 43490

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The English Bridge Union say the new measures remove any doubt that face to face bridge competitions can return and say it’s not possible at this time. European Bridge Union competitions will also be cancelled. They await suitable changes being made in the future before any clubs should reopen; htt...
by Chris Rice
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 16707

Re: Dave Rumens

Murray Chandler has been clearing out the loft and found an original scoresheet of the game Max Fuller vs Dave Rumens from Round 5 of the 1975 Barnstaple Open. When I was a kid these guys were like Gods to me. Cutty Sark provided a special prize of half a gallon of Scotch whisky in the prize fund. h...
by Chris Rice
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 917
Views: 43490

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Another photo from the recent Innsbruck tournament where they had a one way system going: https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p843x403/118951471_972997173177040_6780365492983198759_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=u3da6BDCk9gAX-5eZUY&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&tp=6&oh=cd45a69ff6d47f...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 12656

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

John, I was going to make a similar point myself. If you had wanted a FIDE Official then Short could have easily stood in for Dvorkovich. However, I have a lot of faith in Dvorkovich and I just wonder how bad a result this was for FIDE/Chess. This has been a very successful event, but would it have...
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Armenia v India - Online disconnection dispute
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Armenia v India - Online disconnection dispute

Joint winners, seems really, really harsh on Armenia.
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 12656

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

David Shepherd wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Decided joint winners
What a farce. Armenia must be fuming.